GhostShield ® Concrete Sealers & Densifiers

Cryli-Tek® 5500

An industrial-grade, water-based, breathable, acrylic sealer that enhances, protects, and provides a clear, low-sheen finish.

  • Coverage 250 square feet
  • Coats 1
  • VOC Content 80 g/L
  • Finish Matte/Satin
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Description

Cryli-Tek 5500 is the industry's highest performing decorative sealer. This unique formula leaves the surface with a clear, low sheen, non-yellowing, satin finish. This product has an extremely fast set time and unsurpassed stain resistance. The treated surfaces will resist chipping, flaking, delamination and breakdown with UV light exposure.

Applications

Exceptional when used for:
  • Substrates: Concrete, stamped concrete, pavers, exposed aggregate, stone
  • Applications: Patios, pool decks, driveways, walkways

Benefits

Provides

  • Easy to clean surface
  • Enhanced surfce appearance
  • Durable satin finish
  • Easy to apply
  • Low VOCs

Prevents

  • Dirt pick up
  • Mold/mildew growth
  • Weathering

Reduces

  • Water ingress
  • Carbonation, weak acids and alkaline solutions
  • Wind erosion and general exposure
  • UV degradation

Cryli-Tek 5500 Rises Above

Cryli-Tek 5500 meets or exceeds the following tests:

  • ASTM D-3359: Adhesion
  • ASTM D-3363: Film Hardness
  • ASTM D-4541: Pull-Off Strength
  • ASTM G-155: Accelerated Weathering
  • ASTM D-2047: Static Coefficient of Friction
Improvement

Durability Percentage Improvement vs. Control

A
21%
B
28%
C
34%
D
43%
Cryli-Tek® 5500
49%
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Technical Specs

  • Feature: Decorative sealer
  • Chemistry: Acrylic
  • Color: Clear
  • Finish: Satin, low sheen
  • Category: Coating
  • Carrier: Water
  • Availability: Ready to use
  • Packaging: 1 Gallon
  • Coverage: 250 sq. ft. per gallon
  • Interior/Exterior: Interior/Exterior
  • Application Method: Roller
  • Application Temperature: 45 F - 90 F
  • Number of Coats: 1
  • Drying Time (dry to touch): 3-5 Hours
  • Drying time (full cure): 24 Hours
  • Time before/after rain: 48 Hours
  • Storage/Shelf Life: 1 Year
  • Clean up: Soap/water
  • Paintable: No
  • VOC Content: 80 g/L

Description

Cryli-Tek® 5500 is an advanced, high performance, industrial strength, environmentally friendly decorative sealer that provides an enhanced surface appearance. This unique formula leaves the surface with a subtle satin sheen and clear, non-yellowing, matte finish. Cryli-Tek® 5500 is specially formulated to seal decorative and residential concrete, stamped concrete, exposed aggregate, and colored concrete pavers; giving these surfaces a slight enhancement. Cryli-Tek® 5500 gives concrete a subtle, satin finish that highlights the color and texture of surfaces without excessive shine or slipperiness. Since Cryli-Tek® 5500 is a water based acrylic sealer, it meets all VOC requirements including states like California. Cryli-Tek® 5500 offers excellent resistance to water blushing without the objectionable solvent odors associated with solvent based sealers. This product has an extremely fast set time and an unsurpassed stain resistance. The treated surfaces will not chip, flake, delaminate or breakdown with UV light exposure.

Preparation

Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands after use and do not take internally. Please refer to the product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) before using. The preparation process should be followed to ensure adequate penetration and optimum performance:

Step 1: The concrete substrate must be structurally sound, thoroughly dry and clean. Wait at least 24-48 hours after rain and/or pressure washing before sealing; concrete should be visibly dry.

Step 2: Remove all paints, previous sealers and/or adhesives before application.

Step 3: The substrate must be clean of oil, grease, dirt, wax, curing compounds, efflorescence and other contaminants that might interfere with the penetration of the sealer.

Step 4: If acid is used to clean the concrete, neutralize the surface completely and rinse it with water prior to application. Then wait for the concrete to dry out for at least 24-48 hours.

Step 5: The surface-zone moisture content of the concrete should not exceed 4%wt.

Step 6: Cover all surrounding areas not intended to be coated.

Application

Step 1: Cryli-Tek® 5500 is ready to use right out of the container. Stir extremely well before use.

Step 2: Pour the Cryli-Tek® 5500 into a paint tray or bucket. Dip a good quality 3/8" nap roller into the tray or bucket.

Step 3: Roll one coat onto the application area in a thin and uniform manner. Too thick of an application will result in entrapment and subsequent product failure.

Step 4: Roll out any puddles until the sealer penetrates the substrate.

Step 5: If an additional coat is desired wait at least 4 hours and ensure the first coat has completely dried before applying a second coat. Press on the Cryli-Tek® 5500 with your thumb to verify that no fingerprint impression is left. If no impression is created, then the recoat can be started. Always remember that colder temperatures will require more cure time for the product before recoating can commence. We do not recommend any coatings be placed over this product except multiple coats of this product itself.

Step 6: When the entire application has been treated, let the concrete dry for at least six (6) hours before walking, 24 hours before driving, and protect the concrete from rain for at least 24-48 hours after sealing.

Step 7: Clean up: Application tools can be cleaned using soap and water.

Step 8: Unused or old material may be disposed of in a waste disposal site in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Application Notes

  • Before application test the sealer by applying in an inconspicuous area to ensure the desired coverage and appearance is achieved.
  • Do not apply to damp or wet concrete.
  • Do not apply too thick of an application.
  • Do not use in immersion service or constant chemical exposure areas.
  • Extremely porous substrates such as pavers may require additional coats to achieve a slight enhancement.

FAQ

Does the concrete need to be dry before sealing? Yes, the concrete needs to be as dry as possible before sealing. We recommend the moisture content of the concrete be less than 4% wt. It is recommended to wait at least 24-48 hours after rain and pressure washing before sealing.

What can I use to apply this product? The Cryli-Tek 5500 can be applied with a 3/8" nap paint roller or brush.

What is the difference between the Cryli-Tek 5500 and the Cryli-Tek 5505? The Cryli-Tek 5500 is a water based acrylic that will leave a matte/satin finish. The Cryli-Tek 5505 is a solvent based acrylic that will leave a high gloss, wet look finish.

Where can I buy this product? The Cryli-Tek 5500 is available through a number of distributors found on our distributor page.

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Product Comparisons

cryli-tek-5500
Uses Concrete, Masonry, Stone Concrete, Masonry, Stone
Chemistry Acrylic Acrylic
Carrier Water Based Solvent Based
Finish Satin Wet Look/Gloss
Color Clear Clear
Application Method Sprayer, Roller, Brush Roller, Brush
VOC Content 80 g/L 250 g/L